Old Manual Focus Prime Lens

Challenge #5 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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Over the last 30 years, photographers have become used to a variety of convenience features such as wide-open auto exposure, auto focus, and zoom lenses. Unfortunately, these features cost us depth-of-focus preview, precision and robustness of physical construction, and the superior IQ of prime lenses. This challenge is for photos created combining the best of both worlds: modern digital image capture and processing with an old, high-quality, manual-focus, prime lens.
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I was out doing a photoshoot of my girlfriend at the local marsh when I spotted this fellow sitting on a log next to her jacket. I switched lenses and lighting as quickly as I could and popped off a few shots before he (or possibly she) hopped away.
Submitted: Friday, 30th October, 2009 08:13 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 22nd October, 2009
Focal length: 105 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Notes: Taken handheld with onboard flash to compensate for motion blur at such high magnification. Adjusted for levels, sharpness, and contrast in Adobe Photoshop CS4
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